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GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Cases in Brazil
Jef Akst | Jul 18, 2016
Field data from the biotech company Oxitec show that releasing genetically modified male mosquitoes whose offspring die helped reduce dengue cases by 90 percent in one year.
Vaccines Protect Mice Against Zika Infection
Alison F. Takemura | Jun 29, 2016
Two different vaccines confer complete immunity for two months, researchers report.
Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 28, 2016
Researchers examine the blood of people infected with dengue virus, finding a few Zika-neutralizing antibodies among mostly enhancing ones.
Speaking of Microbiology
Tanya Lewis and Tracy Vence | Jun 21, 2016
A selection of notable quotes from the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting
Mosquito Bites May Worsen Viral Infection
Tanya Lewis | Jun 21, 2016
The inflammation may make it easier for viruses like Zika to replicate in a host, according to a mouse study.
New Test for Zika OKed
Kerry Grens | Mar 22, 2016
The US Food and Drug Administration gave emergency approval for a combination diagnostic that can distinguish between Zika, dengue, and chikungunya infections.
Speaking of Science
Staff | Mar 1, 2016
March 2016's selection of notable quotes
Jef Akst | Sep 15, 2015
Researchers characterize a protein that could be key to the virus’s virulence—and to developing a vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease.
GM Mosquito Cuts Wild-Type Numbers
Kerry Grens | Jul 21, 2015
Release of a transgenic version of
, a species that can carry dengue virus, decimated a local population of non-mutated mosquitoes, according to a study.
Dengue-Targeting T Cells Home to Skin
Jenny Rood | Mar 11, 2015
Immune cells specific for the virus are present in the skin of infected patients, a study shows.